Boston Police are looking for a woman who allegedly went behind the counter at the Roslindale Wendy's tonight, grabbed some macaroni and cheese in a bare hand and threw it at a worker. She then fled in a waiting car.
Nobody goes down Hawthorne Street in Roslindale who doesn't belong there.
And that's part of the reason residents of the quiet street behind the Washington Irving School say they are rattled by a Sunday-night crash that ended with three damaged cars, a broken fence, a newly planted tree with part of its bark ripped off and a car in the Irving parking lot.
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Kim Gross, 19, innocent of charges related to a November, 2010 incident on a Ruggles-bound 44 bus in Roxbury that left one man dead and another with stab wounds.
Gross remains incarcerated in lieu of $20,000 bail on unrelated gun charges, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
A man walking down a dead-end street off Canterbury Street early Saturday was shot in the left shoulder and thigh, according to a police report.
The victim and his girlfriend told police they were on Pindedale Road, across from Sacred Heart School, around 1 a.m. on Saturday, when two men with guns approached and pulled their triggers. One of the guns, however, jammed, the report says.
The two men then ran onto Canterbury, where a car picked them up, witnesses told police.
The victim was taken to Beth Israel Hospital with injuries not considered life threatening.
A skyrocketing burglary rate across Roslindale and West Roxbury has police asking residents to watch out for their neighbors' homes during the day.
District E-5 reports a series of mostly daytime residential break-ins across the two neighborhoods dating back to January, one in which somebody apparently used a crowbar to break open the front door.
Residences on Cornell Street in Roslindale and Temple, Salman and Bellevue streets in West Roxbury are among those hit, police say. Although most have been during the day, police say some have occurred in the evening when residents were not at home.
Latest stats from BPD show a 112% increase in break-ins in E-5 so far this year, compared to the same period last year - from 43 to 91 through May 21.
Police are urging residents who are at home during the day to watch out for their neighbors' homes and report anybody who doesn't seem to belong, for example, people going from door to door or looking into cars or houses.
Boston Police are investigating a failed gunpoint holdup around 10:30 p.m. yesterday on Belgrade Avenue, just past Walworth toward Roslindale Square.
Spring Seedling Sale May 19th and 20th 9am-3pm
Wake up the Farm Pancake Breakfast May 19th 9am-11am
Join us to celebrate the start of the 2012 season. Enjoy delicious pancakes with friends and stock up on seedlings for your home garden.
In contrast to the 28 and 31, the 30 route itself is quite tranquil serving a mainly residential slice of western Mattapan and northern Roslindale, the parts of Boston no typical tourist would think could exist within Boston city limits. It also may be the only MBTA bus route that gets to cut through a cemetery which when coupled with the High Speed Line creates a double play of cemetery-cutting. ... The 30 keeps quiet and does its job and tries to not let delays get in its way.
The owners of the Burger King at 4594 Washington St. in Roslindale go before the Boston Licensing Board next week with a request to stay open 24 hours a day.
The burger place is currently licensed for operation between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. It sits in the council district represented by Rob Consalvo, who has long resisted attempts to make his part of Boston less sleepy.
The licensing-board hearing begins at 10 a.m. in the board's eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
NOTE: Wicked Local Roslindale reports an owner told resident he would not seek to open 24 hours a day based on their objections. It's possible he could show up next week and withdraw the request for 24-hour service.
Ed. note: I listened to the calls live so, yeah, these are, in fact, what the scanner sounded like that night, except without all the annoying non-Roslindale traffic.
Boston Police making a traffic stop yesterday wound up recovering 10 one-kilo blocks of cocaine from a hidden compartment in a mini-van, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The driver of the van, Elvyn Rafael Garcia, 31, of Hyde Park Avenue, was ordered held in lieu of $30,000 bail at his arraignment in Roxbury District Court, according to the DA's office, which had requested bail of $1 million.
Should you wish to adjust your schedule for Friday morning, Scott Brown will be ambling about the Square around 10 a.m., going into stores (whose owners have already been asked if that's OK), shaking hands, getting the lay of the land, doing whatever it is senators do when they visit the hustings.
Boston firefighters are battling a brush fire in the forest, near where it runs along the George Wright Golf Course. So far, the smoke is white, not like the dark stuff from yesterday.
A man who snuck back into the US after being deported for a cocaine-trafficking plea will get a new trial because his original lawyer blew it by telling him he probably wouldn't be deported if he pleaded guilty.
Mayor Menino and City Councilor Rob Consalvo visited Adams Park this morning to discuss the city's plans for capital spending.
In Roslindale, they said, Adams Park will get a permanent bandstand and new paths, while the Flaherty Pool will get renovations that will include the ability to open the pool up in the summer to a new patio, turning it into the city's first public indoor/outdoor pool. The Roslindale BPL, meanwhile, gets money for a study to plan for future renovations, such as a meeting room and blinds for its unique curved windows that can let in some light without blinding patrons. People who drive to the library will get a smoother ride after Cummins Highway is repaved later this year.
The announcements are part of a $200-million capital plan for the coming fiscal year that will also see Almont Park in Mattapan get a new artificial-turf football field and East Boston a whole new library to replace its current two small branches.
For the first time in several years, crime rates are increasing in the police districts that cover West Roxbury, Roslindale and Jamaica Plain, led mainly be dramatic increases in the numbers of burglaries and larcenies, according to statistics released yesterday by Boston Police.
Although districts E-5 (West Roxbury and Roslindale) and E-13 (Jamaica Plain) remain among the safest in the city, the increases for the period between Jan. 1 and April 17 when compared to last year are striking. In E-5, the total number of burglaries and attempted burglaries jumped from 26 to 64; the number of larcenies from 96 to 129. In E-13, burglaries and attempted burglaries increased from 46 to 57 and the number of larcenies from 170 to 210. Also in E-13, the number of robberies is up, from 29 to 38 (in E-5, they increased from 14 to 17).
District C-6 (South Boston and Columbia Point) also saw a dramatic jump in burglaries and attempted burglaries, from 43 to 65, but a decrease in larcenies (319 to 254).
Dave Atkins watched members of St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church hold its Great and Holy Friday Procession of the Holy Sepulcher tonight from the church to Fallon Field.
Dave Atkins was at the Burger King on Washington Street in Roslindale around 6:30 this evening when a car outside started burning. Firefighters arrived a couple of moments after he took this photo to extinguish the flames.
According to police, he entered the store, showed a knife, took money out of the register, then ran out.
He's described as a white Hispanic male in his 20s, 6' tall and wearing a black leather coat, a dark hoodie and a dark knit cap.
Dana Reichman reports she was surprised to turn an aisle at the Stop & Shop on American Legion Highway in Roslindale this morning to see a decent supply of Passover goods. She reports the stuff wasn't flying off the shelves, but it was only 7 a.m.